Aaron Whelchel, associate professor, history, received the 2021 UPCEA West Region Excellence in Teaching Award.
Charles Weller, assistant professor, history, received a Learning Communities Excellence Award from the WSU Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement.
Jeff Sanders, associate professor, history, received a Fulbright Scholars Award to conduct research in the UK.
Lawrence B.A. Hatter, associate professor, history, was elected a Fellow of the international Royal Historical Society.
A number of other achievements by history faculty can be found in the department newsletter.
Aaron Whelchel, associate professor, history, WSU Vancouver and WSU Global, received the 2020-21 Excellence in Online Teaching Award, an annual student-nominated award sponsored by WSU Academic Outreach and Innovation.
Linda Heidenreich, associate professor, history, won the WSU Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Excellence Award.
Jesse Spohnholz, professor, history, was awarded the Creative Activity, Research, and Scholarship Award from the WSU Office of Research.
Andra Chastain, assistant professor, history, WSU Vancouver, authored “‘A Shameful and Uncivilized Spectacle’: Taxibuses, Students, and the Conflicted Road to Deregulation in Pinochet’s Chile, 1975–1978″ in Journal of Transport History; and “Rethinking Basic Infrastructure: French Aid and Metro Development in Postwar Latin America,” in a special issue of Comparativ, “Transforming Cities: Urbanization and International Development in Africa and Latin America since 1945.”
Eugene Smelyansky, instructor, history, authored Heresy and Citizenship; The Intolerant Middle Ages (Taylor & Francis Ltd).
Christopher Foss, adjunct professor, history, WSU Vancouver, authored Facing the World: Defense Spending and International Trade in the Pacific Northwest Since World War II (OSU Press).